I hate these fucking cannibals so fucking much
Love that AOC became Nancy-Pelosi-In-Waiting so goddamn fast
“[I]t would be absurd on our part to hold a grudge against the socialist leaders who, finding themselves caught up in the electoral machine, end up being gradually transformed into nothing more than bourgeois with liberal ideas. They have placed themselves in determinate conditions that in turn determine them. The consequences are inevitable.”
I like how, 10 years later, and after huge proven disinformation campaigns, tumblr still hasn’t learned AT ALL to look at a source.
On Feb 23rd, in reaction to news about camps, AOC tweeted this:
In response to this, AOC then received this question from another user, which she answered, and which is being displayed in isolation above:
If you’re not following, AOC went in on how we need to completely revamp our immigration system and fundamentally restructure it away from a carceral state mentality (aka, prison-based).
She was then honest that this is not something that can be done in 2 months, so she called on everyone to keep pushing towards a radical future.
In response to a very specific question about how we should handle children who arrive at the border unattended, while we get this process of revamping the entire system started, AOC’s response was to:
1. Immediately require that only licensed facilities can house children
2. Address the actual question of whether or not these services should be contracted out as they are now (Which AOC just made VERY clear her stance on)
3. Specifically cited the issue of companies who are pushing to reopen (again, her stance on this is clear).
4. Then directly drew attention to a comprehensive framework for legislation which AOC and Rep Jayapal are actively trying to get support for. And the only way we get the support, to drive this kind of radical change, is to underscore that the people have power to make this change, and our activism and support is vital.
STOP LETTING PEOPLE PRESENT INFORMATION OUT OF CONTEXT SO THAT IT IS INCENDIARY AND UNDERMINES THE ACTUAL POLITICAL PUSHES THAT ARE IN YOUR INTEREST AND IN LINE WITH YOUR OWN RADICAL POLITICS.
We’ve been doing this way too freaking long, tumblr.
reblog THIS ONE